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31-08-2020Technology

Tom Larkworthy

Senior Cloud Architect

When a Hacker upvotes a Hacker News submission, they express a transient interest in the article. When a Hacker favorites a submission, they bookmark it for later reading. Thus, favorited articles become curated lists of high value information. I thought it would be interesting to find the most favorited articles on Hacker News. Without further ado, the most commonly favorited articles by the top 10k active members! (Sorry: the formatting works properly on observablehq.com but includes a 3MB data payload)

1.Show HN: Web Design in 4 minutesjgthms.com
96 faves

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2.Music Theory: An Education from First Principleslightnote.co
85 faves

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3.Learning Synthsableton.com
78 faves

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4.For Economy, Aging Population Poses Double Whammywsj.com
75 faves

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5.So You Want to Learn Physicssusanjfowler.com
72 faves

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6.Machine Learning 101 slidedeck: 2 years of headbanging, so you don't have todocs.google.com
72 faves

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7.The Amazing $1 Microcontroller (2017)jaycarlson.net
68 faves

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8.Reddit is raising a huge round near a $3B valuationtechcrunch.com
67 faves

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9.Compare career levels across companieslevels.fyi
67 faves

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10.Ursula Le Guin has diednytimes.com
66 faves

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11.How to Find Consulting Clientschrisachard.com
65 faves

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12.My productivity app for the past 12 years has been a single .txt filejeffhuang.com
65 faves

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13.Mathematics all-in-one cheat-sheet (2013) [pdf]keybase.pub
65 faves

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14.Antisocial Coding: My Year at GitHubcoraline.codes
63 faves

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15.One SQL to Rule Them All: Management of Streams and Tablesarxiv.org
62 faves

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16.Why the Industrial Revolution Didn’t Happen in Chinawashingtonpost.com
62 faves

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17.What Working at Stripe Has Been Likekalzumeus.com
62 faves

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18.Apple Faceshieldsupport.apple.com
62 faves

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19.Those People We Tried to Cancel? They’re All Hanging Out Togethernytimes.com
61 faves

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20.Sega Saturn CD Cracked after 20 Yearsyoutube.com
60 faves

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21.European Court Allows Copyright Owners to Demand Open Wifi Networks be Securedeff.org
60 faves

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22.iPhone Performance Degrades as Battery Agesgeekbench.com
60 faves

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23.How Sydney destroyed its trams for love of the cartheguardian.com
60 faves

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24.Foreign Accent Syndromecbc.ca
60 faves

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25.Show HN: Wave function collapse algorithmgithub.com
58 faves

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26.Heavy SSD Writes from Firefoxservethehome.com
57 faves

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27.Show HN: TinyPilot – Build a KVM over IP using a Raspberry Pimtlynch.io
57 faves

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28.The world in which IPv6 was a good designapenwarr.ca
57 faves

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29.Launchaco – Instantly generate a responsive, free, websitelaunchaco.com
55 faves

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30.ReMarkable 2.0 – A digital notebook that feels like paperremarkable.com
55 faves

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31.My wonderful world of macOSgithub.com
53 faves

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32.Harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from websitesmedium.com
52 faves

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33.New.css – A classless CSS framework to write modern websites using only HTMLnewcss.net
52 faves

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34.Arwes – Futuristic Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk Graphical User Interface Frameworkarwes.dev
52 faves

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35.Make educated wireless router/AP upgrade decisionsduckware.com
52 faves

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36.Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses (2017)nytimes.com
50 faves

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37.Safe ways to do things in bashgithub.com
50 faves

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38.Paper Planespaperplanes.world
49 faves

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39.Securing PostgreSQL [pdf]thebuild.com
49 faves

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40.Show HN: Plotting 3 years of hourly data in 150msleeoniya.github.io
49 faves

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41.Advanced Data Structurescsail.mit.edu
49 faves

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42.Bye, Amazontbray.org
48 faves

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43.AWS services explained in one line eachadayinthelifeof.nl
48 faves

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44.Swedish Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Homereturntonow.net
48 faves

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45.YC’s Essential Startup Adviceycombinator.com
48 faves

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46.What I Wish I Had Known Before Scaling Uber [video]youtube.com
47 faves

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47.Scammed By A Silicon Valley Startupmedium.com
47 faves

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48.How to Improve a Legacy Codebasejacquesmattheij.com
47 faves

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49.Identity Theft, Credit Reports, and Youkalzumeus.com
47 faves

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50.Pivotal Software S-1sec.gov
47 faves

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Methodology

A single member gets one unit of voting power, which is divided across their latest 30 favourited articles. Analysis code and data is availible on observablehq.com. Thanks to Luísa Gonçalves, Zalando, for the idea of using bookmarks as an important signal.

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